We’re thrilled to announce that our president and CEO, Laurie Halloran, has been recognized as a 2018 Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Star by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Laurie was among 14 exemplary and successful business leaders to receive the nation’s premier award for excellence among women's business enterprises.
WBENC's Women's Business Enterprise Star awards highlight the top female business leaders who are making a significant impact on both their communities and the industries they work in. Each year, those named Women’s Business Enterprise Stars possess a strong business acumen and sheer talent that empowers them to meet their corporate clients' complex needs and propel the economy forward.
“I am honored to have been named a 2018 Women’s Business Enterprise Star by WBENC,” said Halloran. “Supporting women in leadership has been a lifelong commitment for me, and it’s wonderful to stand alongside such an inspiring group of innovative leaders.”
As an organization, Halloran follows Laurie’s lead in our commitment to support women in leadership positions. With women making up nearly 90% percent of our management team, this is an ongoing achievement for the business. Halloran also cultivates a work environment, through both mindset and company policies, where all employees can succeed in the workplace and still be there for their families.
This environment is reflective of female leadership and lays the groundwork for future women leaders. Creating a business that supports women may be less obvious than Laurie’s external business accomplishments, but it’s a large part of why Laurie deserves to be named a 2018 Women’s Business Enterprise Star.
WBENC, founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. The nonprofit partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country.
Click here to learn more about the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).